Privacy Policy

Last modified May 25, 2018

The following describes how Kaptivating Thoughts (“Kaptivating Thoughts,” “I,” “me” or “my”) collects and uses information you provide through KaptivatingThoughts.com, as well as Kaptivating Thoughts pages and accounts on Twitter®, Facebook®, Instagram® and YouTube® (the “Sites”).

If you ever have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at kaptivatingthoughts@gmail.com. By using this Site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

Collection of your information.

When you visit my Sites, some information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected, such as your IP address, domain name, browser type, access time and referring website addresses. An example of when I may use this information is in implementing improvements and analyzing the Sites and for troubleshooting purposes. Most of my Sites do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit the Sites without telling us who you are.

However, some services, such as email opt-ins, may require you to provide Personal Data that includes your email address and first name. This is provided to me by you voluntarily via an opt-in form, email, or by contacting me via my website; you may choose not to provide Personal Data requested by me, but it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site or content.

Use of your personal information.

If you do choose to provide your personal information, I will not willingly share your information with companies outside my organization, except as described in this Privacy Policy. You may at times receive communications from me related to the Site, but you will at all times have the option and ability to opt out from receiving these communications by specifically choosing to do so via a link which will be provided within emails that I send to you.

I may disclose total aggregated user statistics and non-personally identifiable user information (such as usage pattern, browser type and your computer) in order to describe my services to potential advertisers, other third parties and affiliate companies with which I have a business or contractual relationship, and for other lawful purposes.

I reserve the right to disclose personal information when needed to comply with the law or a legal process, cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities, to identify persons violating the law, in connection with the sale of part or all of Company’s or its affiliates assets, or to enforce my Terms of Use.

Cookies: what they are and why they are needed.

This website uses cookies – small pieces of data or a text file that is downloaded and stored on your computer or mobile device to help us improve your access to our site. I may use cookies to collect non-personal information about you and personalize your visit to my Sites, because tracking usage allows me to best determine the needs of my customers and advertisers. I also obtain information about my users via Google Analytics in order to get data to help improve the Site and marketing.

Google Analytics privacy notice.

The Sites use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as age, gender, location, interests, internet browser, how often they visit the Site and what pages they visit. I use this information from Google Analytics to analyze traffic, improve marketing and improve the Site.

For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Children's policy.

My Sites are not intended for individuals under the age of 13, though I realize that a child under this age may try to access my Site. I do not knowingly collect or maintain information from anyone known to be under the age of 13. If I discover or am otherwise notified that I have received any such information without the consent of a parent or guardian, I will delete that information as soon as possible.

Data retention.

I only retain Personal Data collected from Users for as long as the User’s account is active or otherwise for a limited period of time as long as I need it to fulfill the purposes for which I have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. I will retain and use information as necessary to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce my agreements for a period of 10 years.

International privacy laws & your rights under the GDPR.

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information to the United States where my servers are located. Information you submit may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by me. These countries (including the United States) may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive protective as your country of residence; however, my collection, storage, and use of your data will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

If you are a member of the European Union (EU), you have special rights under the GDPR. Those include: You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to portability of your data. All complaints must be sent to kaptivatingthoughts@gmail.com. You also have the right to erasure, rectification, access, or to seek restrictions to the processing of your personal data in our system. To the extent you provide consent to our processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Any withdrawal of consent does not apply to data collected lawfully prior to such consent. 

Links to other sites.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by me through my Sites. Once you leave my Site, you are no longer governed by these Terms or this Privacy Policy, meaning that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third-party website accessed by clicking a link on my Sites. The privacy policy of the third-party site will apply to your access or use of that site, and I encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

Policy changes.

I may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time; any and all modifications will be effective immediately when posted on this page.